Names of Jesus Day 40: Resurrection & Life

It’s the last day of Lent. Holy Saturday. It’s quiet. And while you might expect the Scripture to be when Jesus rose from the dead, there is a passage earlier in the Gospels where Jesus initiates this conversation. Jesus has a conversation with Martha after her brother, Lazarus has died. 21 “’Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 39: Lamb of God

“[ John Testifies About Jesus ] The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29, NIV This passage happens early in John’s Gospel, but is rich with meaning and depth as you look at where the Passover … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 38: Friend

Today, on this Maundy Thursday, I think of the friendships Jesus had with his disciples. On this day, they sat down for a meal together. While this had been done before, it was clear this was a special meal. It was also Passover. 17 “On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 37: Jesus

You knew this day was coming. How could I reflect on the names of Jesus and not include his namesake? I love the intentional promise in each name that Jesus has been given. Each name has a powerful meaning in the redemptive work of our Savior. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 36: Healer

This is the song that came to mind when I began to write this post about Jesus being a healer. The Scriptures that arise when I think about Jesus as healer, is every single instant of healing that Jesus does in the Gospels. One of the common themes that runs throughout these narratives of Jesus … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 35: Sun of Righteousness

We are in Holy Week. For me, it’s usually a quiet work week, which is ironic, considering I work in a church setting. But I appreciate the time to meditate and reflect on the events that take place in the earthly life of Jesus and his followers. This passage from the Old Testament shares a … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 34: King

The Coming of Zion’s King 9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!     Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you,     righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey,     on a colt, the foal of a donkey. – Zechariah 9:9, NIV Tomorrow we celebrate Palm Sunday as Jesus enters Jerusalem. And though he rides on a lowly donkey, he … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 32: Cornerstone

Two days in a row, God is speaking to me through this blog post. Today’s name for Jesus, Cornerstone, reminds me of a song, which I just sang with fellow ministry servants at a meeting this morning. 6 “For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion a chosen and precious cornerstone, and … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 31: Mediator

We are at Day 31 of my Lenten series on the Names of Jesus. At the same time, I am on day 3 of a blog challenge, where I have been asked to excite people in conversation about a hot button issue or topic. I certainly don’t believe in coincidences, but that God provides opportunities such … [Read more…]

Names of Jesus Day 30: Prophet

“As Prophet, Christ… 1. preached personally during His life on earth, validating His word with miracles, especially His own resurrection;” Taken from Luke 24, after Jesus has risen from the dead – “Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with … [Read more…]